MASI Alumnus Fr Oleh Kindiy: Fullbright Scholar
Fr Oleh Kindiy is one of a number of professors of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in L’viv, Ukraine, who are alumni of the Sheptytsky Institute. In the 2012-13 academic year he held a Fulbright Grant and worked at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His research project is entitled: “Human Rights and Environmental Awareness in Late Antiquity and the Early Byzantine Period.” While there he also served at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, where Fr. Michael Bliszcz is pastor.
Fr Kindiy earned a PhD in theology from the Catholic University of America in 2007, defending the dissertation, “Christos Didaskalos: The Christology of Clement of Alexandria.” He has taught at UCU since 2006. He and his wife Ivanna, and children Lev and Daria return to L’viv in June. In late May 2013 he spoke on the Holy Trinity at the annual Chrism Conference of the St. Nicholas Eparchy, held in Mundelein, IL.
The United States Government’s Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious academic awards programs and it involves highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded in 1946. Under this program US citizens can gain funding to study internationally or foreign citizens can gain funding to study in the United States of America.